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Monday Highlights: Engadget sits down for interview with Phil Schiller to talk iPhone XR and how iPhone naming comes about; pre-orders for XR model best iPhone 8, 8 Plus' first weekend; Apple most popular private employer in UK according to new report; does Apple have music mogul ambitions?; image-smearing bug in Safari 12 on Mojave; setup and share universal clipboard between a Mojave Mac and iOS 12 with this tip; survey finds iPhone remains "'dominant device brand' among American teens"; new design unveiled for Apple Jobs web site; Linus Torvalds took some time away from roll as Linux lead, returns; iPhone XR much less expensive to repair than XS and XS Max counterparts; AppleInsider revisits iPhone XS vs X after month using new model; iPad more important than iPhone for putting Apple in the enterprise?

  • "Many of Silicon Valley's Top Leaders to Attend Meeting With Trump: Agenda for Wednesday's meeting unclear, but the president-elect has emphasized boosting American jobs and targeted companies for sending jobs overseas" [Paid Membership Required] 7:09 AM
  • "Supreme Leader-Elect Donald Trump Has Summoned Silicon Valley Elites To His Lair" Gizmodo UK 7:09 AM
  • "Tim Cook and other top tech leaders reportedly headed for Dec. 14 summit at Trump Tower" 9to5Mac 3:20 PM
  • "The fascinating story behind Apple's iconic 'Get a Mac' ad campaign"  BGR 9:24 AM
  • "Apple CEO Tim Cook to give MIT commencement speech"  Digital Trends 4:34 PM
  • "Apple's iPhone has rapidly increased market share in the US"  Business Insider 12/10
  • "Tim Cook, Larry Page, Sheryl Sandberg — and maybe even Jeff Bezos — are going to Trump's tech summit next week"  CNBC 12/10
  • "Tim Cook, Larry Page, Sheryl Sandberg — and maybe even Jeff Bezos — are going to Trump's tech summit next week: The gathering will take place Wednesday in New Yo" Recode 12/10
  • "Apple's AirPods won't be ready for the holidays: The company likely needs more time to iron out issues with its more complex wireless headphones." Engadget 12/10
  • "Apple: governments are requiring more access to customer data than ever" Apple World Today 12/10
  • "Apple rolling out 'Report Junk' feature for iCloud Calendar invites from unknown senders to address spam" 9to5Mac 7:48 PM
  • "Apple Seeds Sixth Beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.2 to Developers & Public Beta Testers" MacTrast 12/9
  • "Google starts using HTML5 by default instead of Flash for some Chrome users" VentureBeat 12/9
  • "How to use external and referenced libraries with Photos for Mac" iMore 6:35 PM
  • "How to use multiple libraries with Photos for Mac" iMore 2:09 PM
  • "Examined: writing and Markdown tool Ulysses 2.7 for macOS and iOS" AppleInsider 9:38 AM
  • "How to use the Touch Bar with the Mail app on the MacBook Pro" iMore 12/10
  • "How to edit Live Photos on Mac" iMore 12/10
  • "It's time for Safari to go on a memory diet: Safari is a very capable web browser, but it's too demanding of memory resources." Macworld 12/9
  • "5 of the Silliest Uses of Touch Bar on MacBook Pro" OS X Daily 12/9
  • "How to open apps from unidentified developers on macOS Sierra" iMore 12/9
  • "Living Earth On Mac, iPhone, And iPad" Mac360 12/9
Press Releases
  • "There's a tiny piano app for the MacBook Pro Touch Bar: At least your cat will make some music while it tramples over your keyboard." Engadget 12/9
  • "Cisdem Releases PDFCompressor 3 to Smartly Reduce PDF Size on Mac" Cisdem 12/9
  • "New Motion and Visualization Features Headline 2017 Release of solidThinking Inspire and Evolve" Architosh 12/9
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "New Photos Reveal Massive Apple Campus 2 Near Completion" Digital Trends 4:34 PM
  • "iPhone is a 'life saver' - Girl, aged 3, uses FaceTime to get help for unconscious mum" Daily Star Sunday 7:09 AM
  • "In Denmark, Apple loses court case over refurbished phone" Associated Press 12/9
  • "Danish Court Rules Apple Must Replace Man's iPhone With New Rather Than Refurbished Model" MacRumors 12/9
  • "Apple Analyst Gene Munster Leaving Piper to Start VC Firm" Bloomberg 12/9
  • "Gene Munster Leaving Piper Jaffray To Launch VC Firm" Benzinga 12/9
  • "A consumer protection group alleges iPhone batteries have exploded in China" Mashable 12/9
  • "New photos offer an inside peek at Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2" Digital Spy 12/9
  • "Has Samsung, er, rounded the corner with Apple court win? Little ray of sunshine as Sammy recovers from Galaxy blows" The Register 12/9
  • "Shigeru Miyamoto, Live at the SoHo Apple Store Event in NYC, on Nintendo History and 'Super Mario Run'" Touch Arcade 12/9
  • "Super Mario Run's always-on Internet requirement could ruin the fun for many gamers: Ian Paul" Macworld 12/9
  • "Super Mario Run requires a persistent internet connection to play, no offline mode due to piracy concerns" 9to5Mac 12/9
  • "UGH! Super Mario Run Will Require an Internet Connection to Play - No Internet, No Play" MacTrast 12/9
  • "Watch an Apple store being robbed in 12 seconds" CNET 12/9
  • "15 things you never knew about Apple's 'Get a Mac' campaign" Computerworld 12/9
  • "Twitter accidentally pushes confusing @username change to all iOS users, now withdrawn" 9to5Mac 12/9
  • "Tim Cook to give commencement speech at MIT next summer: Apple's CEO will send off the graduating class of 2017 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology." CNET 12/9
  • "Apple Watch gets two new holiday ads focused on fitness" Cult of Mac 12/9
  • "Watch: Unboxing Apple's 'Shot On iPhone' 2016 Book [Video] Redmond Pie 12/9
  • "Original 2007 iPhone 2G Vs First Android Phone Google G1 [Video] Redmond Pie 12/9
  • "Today in Apple history: Apple opens its Grand Central, New York store" Cult of Mac 12/9
Non-Apple News
  • "Chrome Beta now marks HTTP websites with password and credit card fields as 'Not secure'" Neowin 11:58 AM
  • "Samsung And Tesla Sign Agreement To Codevelop And Manufacturer Autopilot Self-Driving Processors" HotHardware 12/10
  • "Samsung to Send Out Note7 Software Update to Totally Disable Charging" eWeek 12/10
  • "Obama Orders Investigation of Russian Hacking Efforts" PC Magazine 12/9
  • "How Snapchat managed not to fade like a vanishing photo" Associated Press 12/9
  • "The inventor of Bluetooth on where wireless is going next" Engadget 12/9
  • "Verizon refuses to release update that would kill Samsung's Note 7: 'We do not want to make it impossible to contact family, first responders or medical professionals in an emergency situation.'" The Verge 12/9
  • "Samsung Announces Update That Will Brick All Galaxy Note 7 Devices in America, Verizon Refuses to Release It" iClarified 12/9
  • "Samsung Is About to Brick Every Galaxy Note 7 in America" Gizmodo 12/9
  • "Hello Moto: Timely Android 7 Nougat update propels Z Force Droid over the Google Pixel XL" ZDNet 12/9
  • "The 'Apple of China' might be launching an electric vehicle on Monday" Business Insider 12/9
  • "Hulu aims to avoid mix of chocolate, peanut butter with new profiles" Six Colors 12/9
  • "Filing Mail, Router Follow-up, and Geeky Gift Guides! – Mac Geek Gab 635" The Mac Observer 11:36 AM
  • "The Episode Show Before 'Super Mario Run' - The TouchArcade Show #285" Touch Arcade 12/9
  • "Apple Shares AI Research, Listener Comments -TMO Daily Observations 2016-12-09" The Mac Observer 12/9
  • "Why Apple's done chasing hit products, this week on The CultCastCult of Mac 12/9
  • "AppleInsider podcast goes hands-on with 13" MacBook Pro & Powerbeats3, talks 'iPhone 7s' rumors" AppleInsider 12/9
  • "Apple AirPods delay caused by audio sync issue: Report" ZDNet 6:11 PM
  • "Two of Apple's AirPod Patent Filings Surfaced this Week at the U.S. Patent Office" Patently Apple 8:25 PM
  • "Apple's Impressive New Technology For The iPhone 8" Forbes 4:33 PM
  • "Apple looks to improve future earbuds with 'beamforming'" Apple World Today 12/10
  • "iPhone Screen Makers Have a Blurry Future: The race to supply OLED screens to Apple could hurt suppliers" [Paid Membership Required] 12/9
  • "The iPhone is still the only phone that matters" BGR 12/9
  • "iPhone power plug knock-offs are a fire hazard: Virtually none of the third-party chargers that were tested met safety standards" Network World 12/9
  • "Apple Leaks Reveal New iPhone Price Changes" Forbes 12/9
  • "Expel water from your iPhone speaker grille using only sound" Cult of Mac 12/9
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "The cheapskate's guide to buying a new PC or Mac"  ZDNet 12/10
  • "The Top Holiday Gift Ideas and Gift Guide for Mac Lovers" iPhone Hacks 12/10
  • "15" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/9
  • "13" MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/9
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 12/9

  • "Can't Wait For Apple AirPods? Here Are The Best Bluetooth Headphones For Your iPhone 7 Or iPhone 7 Plus" Tech Times 7:09 AM
  • "Gift Guide: Michael's favorite wallet cases for iPhone" 9to5Mac 12/10
  • "In Search of the: Perfect Headphones" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 12/10
  • "Apple iPad or Amazon Fire: Which is the best holiday tablet?" ZDNet 12/10
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar Review: the best laptop ever made just changed the scene forever" Digital Spy 12/9
  • "Google Home vs Amazon Echo vs Apple Home: Microsoft Home Hub could compete with Amazon Echo" IT PRO 12/9
  • "2456MB/s Thunderbolt 3 using a Budget Blade" Bare Feats 12/9
  • "Review: Add 256GB Of Storage In Seconds To The MacBook Pro With Transcend's JetDrive Lite 360" MacTrast 12/9
  • "Review: Furbo is an iPhone & Apple Watch-controlled, treat dispensing security camera for your dogs" 9to5Mac 12/9
  • "Mangobeat Amplifies iPhone Volume Naturally and Sustainably" TidBITS 12/9
  • "SMK-Link USB-C Multi Port Hub review: This hub has every port you need for your new MacBook Pro" CNET 12/9
  • "iHome iSP8 SmartPlug review: The iHome SmartPlug gives renters a taste of the smart-home dream" CNET 12/9
  • "The Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb with Dimmable Light works well, but lacks Apple Home compatibility" Apple World Today 12/9
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Clean Text 1.0 review: Now even mobile devices can scrub untidy copy/iOS utility helps reduce the amount of time spent editing text to fix common problems such as extraneous line breaks or spaces, remove empty lines, join paragraphs, and more." Macworld 12/9
  • "Hands-On With the 'Super Mario Run' Demo" Touch Arcade 12/9
  • "Brain teasing iPhone puzzler is Tetris with rings" Cult of Mac 12/9
  • "Adobe Create: How to Shoot Great Holiday Photos" Jeff Carlson 7:14 PM
  • "How to record your iPhone/iPad screen WITHOUT a Mac or PC" Mac Kung Fu 12/10
  • "How to Get Those Fun Face Effects on Snapchat With Snapchat Lenses" iPhone Hacks 12/10
  • "How to ensure a call will ALWAYS get through to you" Mac Kung Fu 12/9
  • "How to Use Tapback in Messages on iPhone & iPad" OS X Daily 12/9
  • "Help! Pictures I didn't take keep appearing in my camera roll!" Mac Kung Fu 12/9
  • "Use On an iPad or iPhone" MacMost 12/9
  • "How to block a number on iPhone" IT PRO 12/9
  • "How to connect the Apple Cinema Display to the new MacBook Pro: Older Apple displays can't pass the necessary signal through a Thunderbolt 2–to–Thunderbolt 3 adapter, but Mini DisplayPort adapters are on the way." Macworld 12/9
  • "Want better iPhone photos? Shoot raw: Raw photos give you more control when editing images. If you have a newer iPhone and iOS 10, here's how to get started." CNET 12/9
  • "How to find out which third-party apps on your iPhone support Siri" iDownload Blog 12/9
  • "How to Find All of the Selfies on Your iPhone" Time 12/9
  • "Accessibility for iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide" iMore 12/10
  • "9 fun iPhone text message tips and tricks" Mashable 12/10
  • "iOS 10: Tips and hidden secrets/Most of these tips should work on all iPhones or iPads that support iOS 10, but note that some are only available on newer devices." ZDNet 12/9
  • "32 tips and tricks for Google Photos: Got Google Photos? This guide will help you get around the service like a pro." Computerworld 12/9
  • "How would you change the Mac mini?" iMore 4:29 PM
  • "Facts: They're not for breakfast anymore" Macworld 12/10
  • "Prices for the original iPhone keep getting more and more absurd" BGR 12/10
  • "Apple Loop: New iPhone 8 Leaks, Serious iOS Bugs, Apple's Growing iPhone Problem" Forbes 12/9
  • "Ken Segall: What Has Apple Been Doing All These Years?" The Mac Observer 12/9
  • "A Fascinating, Realistic Glimpse: What Would Steve Jobs Have Done?" The Mac Observer 12/9
  • "Rush Limbaugh: Is Apple losing their edge?" MacDailyNews 12/9
  • "Why I Left MacOS for a Surface Book: Windows has a chance to steal creative types away from the Mac platform. Here's why I switched."  PC Magazine 12/9
  • "Apple's AirPods are nowhere to be seen, or heard: Apple will miss the critical holiday shopping season." Macworld 12/9
  • "Evan Rachel Wood reveals that Siri is a bit of a Westworld fan" 9to5Mac 12/9
  • "Messaging Madness... Which Services Do You Use?" Low End Mac 12/9
  • "The Future Of Apple TV" Mac360 12/9
  • "Apple And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Badly Hidden Secret" Mac360 12/9
  • "Watch Out. Samsung Could Soon Become The Apple Inc. Of Your Nightmares" Forbes 12/9
  • "The Apple Watch doesn't have to trade fashion for fitness: True, the ultra-luxe gold Edition is a thing of the past, but the fitness-forward Series 2 still packs plenty of style." Macworld 12/9
  • "Unpacked for Friday, December 9th, 2016" Tech.pinions [Insider Content] 12/9
  • "2016: The year flagship phones became skippable" ZDNet 4:59 PM
  • "Opinion: Google's 'Magic Minute' marketing campaign simply highlights that Android Wear is practically useless" 9to5Google 12/9
  • "Microsoft's Surface Book isn't the dream video-editing machine I hoped for" The Verge 12/9
  • "Taking the headphone jack off phones is user-hostile and stupid when Samsung does it too: Bad ideas are bad ideas"  The Verge 12/9
  • "Amazon won't shake up your neighboring store any time soon: This year has been full of rumors that Amazon wants to open lots of new stores. The reality is likely different." CNET 12/9
  • "'Reality' of Magic Leap could be further away than we thought" Engadget 12/9
  • "What Pokemon Taught Me About the Cloud" The Next Web 12/9
  • "Lenovo Yoga Book review: A keyless keyboard that will get you talking, not typing" Ars Technica 12/9
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "Amazon Prime Video Now Supports HTML5 Playback in Safari" MacRumors 9:15 PM
  • "prMac Announces Update - Press Release Distribution for the Mac Faithful" prMac 8:26 PM
  • "The Easiest Way to Teach Essential Words to Kids is Kidsyam's Linkpairs" prMac 11:02 AM
  • "Cortana finally comes to iOS and Android in the UK" TechRadar UK 12/10
  • "Music documentary '808: The Movie' debuts as Apple Music exclusive" SlashGear 12/10
  • "Super Mario Run Release Date, Pricing and Gameplay Information" iPhone Hacks 12/10
  • "Apple makes case for Apple Watch Series 2 Christmas gifts in new ad series" AppleInsider 12/10
  • "JailbreakMe-Style Browser-Based Loader for Pangu iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak without Certificate Released" iPhone Hacks 12/10
  • "Gmail App for iOS Now Lets You Copy/Paste Rich Content Into Messages, Mark Read/Unread, More" iClarified 12/9
  • "Coming December 10: Gene Steinberg meets author Bob 'Dr. Mac' LeVitus and The Mac Observer's Jeff Gamet, this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE!" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 12/9
  • "Here's why the iPad Mini 2 still makes a great gift: The iPad Mini 2 has most of the Apple goodies you love, while being the cheapest iPad you can buy." CNET 12/9
  • "Apple's first original documentary '808: The Movie' now available for Apple Music subscribers" 9to5Mac 12/9
  • "The TV App Just Hit the iOS App Store - But There's a Catch" AppAdvice 12/9
  • "[Retro Winter Sports 1986] The Tribute to the Great Sports Games From the '80s Is Now Available on iOS and Android" Headup Games 12/9
  • "A small startup just launched the first AR headset for iPhone" Business Insider 12/9
  • "Dejal introduces Date Stamp - Customizable Stickers for iMessage" prMac 12/9
  • "DietSensor App Targeting Diabetes and Obesity Launches in the Apple App Store" MacPrices 12/9
  • "Runkeeper update allows Apple Watch Series 2 & Nike+ users to track iPhone-free runs via GPS" AppleInsider 12/9
  • "Premium Wireless Audio Gift Guide: a sound choice for the music lovers in your life" 9to5Mac 12/9
  • "Apple's CarPlay is now available in more than 200 different models" The Verge 12/9
Computer Industry
  • "Alphabet Execs Page, Schmidt Said to Attend Trump Tech Meeting" Bloomberg 7:01 AM
  • "Report: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to attend Donald Trump's tech summit" MSPoweruser 7:10 AM
  • "Microsoft And LinkedIn Officially Tie The Knot And Other Small Business Tech News This Week" Forbes 7:10 AM
  • "Microsoft is offering $25 gift cards with select Xbox controllers; Xbox One for just $179" Neowin 7:11 AM
  • "AMD Crimson ReLive driver update launches with more than a few features and bug fixes" MNR Daily 7:23 AM
  • "Google 'Responsible' for Dissemination of Holocaust Denial" Forward 7:23 AM
  • "Microsoft ENDORSES left-wing agenda in Christmas advert that appears to make DIG at Trump" Express UK 12/10
  • "If The LinkedIn Acquisition Made Sense To You, Then A Netflix One Should Make Even More" Forbes 12/10
  • "Windows 10 Anniversary Update Blamed For WiFi Drop Out Bug" HotHardware 12/10
  • "Microsoft hikes the price of Office 365 Home in India" On MSFT 12/10
  • "Microsoft releases public preview of Azure SQL Database Management Pack" Neowin 12/10
  • "Tech's Biggest Showdown Is Unfolding In Your Living Room" Wired 12/10
  • "Microsoft cuts $250 off the ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360CA-UBM1T Signature Edition 2 in 1 PC" Neowin 12/10
  • "Windows 10 Creators Update - the latest on everything new we know" Express UK 12/10
  • "Microsoft Windows DHCP Bug Causing Internet Problems for Users" ISPreview 12/10
  • "Review of the HP Elite x2, a Surface Pro competitor that holds its own" Neowin 12/10
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "'Super Mario Run' Seems to be a Hit With Investors" Touch Arcade 12/9
  • "Wall Street Firm Says Apple Remains One of the World's Most Unappreciated Stocks" MacRumors 12/9
  • "3 Reasons to Own Apple Stock in Retirement" Kiplinger 12/9
Industry News
  • "Stocks close at record as S&P 500 logs longest win streak since 2014: Dow industrials extend gains for fifth week" MarketWatch 12/9
  • "Dow, in Another Record Close, Ends With Weekly Gains for Fifth Consecutive Week: The Dow Jones Industrial Average roared to new records on Friday and ended with weekly gains for the fifth time in a row." TheStreet 12/9
  • "Stocks soar as year-end rally gains steam" USA Today 12/9
  • "Stocks Rally, Notch 3% Gains for the Week" Reuters 12/9
  • "U.S. Stocks Close at Record Highs; Dow 1.2% From 20000: Rally continues ahead of next week's Federal Reserve meeting" [Paid Membership Required] 12/9
  • "Asian markets mostly gain, shaking off ECB easing: Asian stock market reaction to perceived policy easing by the European Central Bank was mostly positive, even as currencies in the region took a hit." MarketWatch 12/9
  • "Stoxx Europe 600 ends higher, scores best week in almost 2 years: European stocks rallied on Friday, with the benchmark index scoring a fifth straight day of gains as investors largely continued to cheer the European Central Bank's decision to extend its stimulus efforts." MarketWatch 12/9

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